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    Craigslist - what model is this?

    Okay, Polaris experts, exactly what model is this guy selling, and would it be FI or carbed?

    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/boa/708450243.html


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    If it really is a 2000 model (last two digits of the HIN would tell), then I would think it is a Virage 701cc carbureted two cylinder, which is rated 95HP.

    There were no Virage fuel injected twins before 2002, and they were rated 100HP.
    Looks like it has mirrors, and I don't think the Freedom models had mirrors (perhaps as an option). If it has a digital display, it is not a Freedom. Freedom was only 2002-2004.

    The Virage two cylinder models are probably the most fuel efficient 3 seater Polaris, only the injected twin would be provide better fuel economy.

    $3500 seems a high for a two cylinder 2000 Virage. Some three cylinder Virage TX's go for similar money...

    BTW, I am sure I am not alone in my dislike for Craigslist's 'standard' super low resolution image size. Just terrible - hard to see any real detail, even with well taken photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    If it really is a 2000 model (last two digits of the HIN would tell), then I would think it is a Virage 701cc carbureted two cylinder, which is rated 95HP.

    There were no Virage fuel injected twins before 2002, and they were rated 100HP.
    Looks like it has mirrors, and I don't think the Freedom models had mirrors (perhaps as an option). If it has a digital display, it is not a Freedom. Freedom was only 2002-2004.
    Very informed answer! See, I knew one of you guys would know...

    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    The Virage two cylinder models are probably the most fuel efficient 3 seater Polaris, only the injected twin would be provide better fuel economy.
    I've been told to avoid the fuel injected models, as there's not a lot of help or parts out there, should it break down.

    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    $3500 seems a high for a two cylinder 2000 Virage. Some three cylinder Virage TX's go for similar money...
    The KBB "dealer retail" price is $3010, NADA is $2110. If it's in really great shape, I could maybe see $3K, but $3500 seems too high to me, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    BTW, I am sure I am not alone in my dislike for Craigslist's 'standard' super low resolution image size. Just terrible - hard to see any real detail, even with well taken photos.
    Yea, that's true, but they're paying for the bandwidth. For a free service, you can't complain.

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    That thing doe not do over 50 gurrnted

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    Quote Originally Posted by afcblink View Post
    ...I've been told to avoid the fuel injected models, as there's not a lot of help or parts out there, should it break down.
    I have three injected Polaris, Bernie has/had five

    ...they're paying for the bandwidth. For a free service, you can't complain.
    Actually, I just did complain!

    Sometimes 'free' is good value, sometimes it causes grief.

    Craigslist has its problems;
    No seller history worth mentioning, no posting of actual transaction prices, lousy images, and often enough, confused and/or misleading posts, and not-quite-legal goods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afcblink View Post

    The KBB "dealer retail" price is $3010, NADA is $2110. If it's in really great shape, I could maybe see $3K, but $3500 seems too high to me, too.
    If you can see 3k for that ski, then in today's market you need to start looking at a newer used ski in the real world (today) 3k range I would'nt pay more than 1500 for it-

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    I believe it to be a virage .They bought out the freedom when the Injected ski's came out in 2002 (bad year for me ,I bought 5 of these heaps )It was a basic hire ski .
    Cheers

    Bernie

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    I agree. It appears to be either a 2000 or 2001 Virage, 700 engine. These are very reliable, carburated, uncomplicated, economical to operate, skis. I still have two of the 2002 models, which are basically the same, except for the color.

    If it's near by, truely is like new, with those low hours, $3000 is the very highest I would go, with the trailer and all equipment. $2800 would be better.

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    why do you think he is selling becuase the wrenching is pretty much up to you if anything goes wrong ,

    id say 2500 0 -60 hrs
    1700 60-100 hrs
    1400 100- +

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    500 hrs, 2 spark plugs .Great ski .Just too much money wanted for it .

    Bernie

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